How to keep Notepad++ from auto-scrolling to the left when clicking a blank line?

  • Richard

    Richard - 2014-03-18

    If I'm scrolled to the right and I accidentally click on a blank line above or below the line I'm working on, Notepad++ whips back to the left to show the cursor at the beginning of the blank line.
    This happens to me frequently and it's really irritating. It's one of the things I hated most about Windows Notepad.
    Is there any way to disable it in Notepad++?
    The closest thing I've found is enabling 'virtual space' (via a plugin and a bit of code/script) but that's not quite what I want. I just want the auto-scrolling to stop when I click on a blank line.

    Last edit: Richard 2014-03-18
  • Alex

    Alex - 2014-03-19

    Sorry I havent seen that option on Npp and I sorely miss that feature too.

    In TextPad, it is called "Constrain the cursor to the text only" so these unwieldly jumps doesn't happen.


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